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Good morning or Afternoon.

Well, it has been around 2 years since having an interview for a possible move to Perth for a career. Still not to sure what is going on. I now know that the company or a part of the company I work for has the Metro contract in Perth and they have got the maintenance contract for the Metro Tunnel in Perth. Here in the UK, I work for EnterpriseMouchel and the Mouchel side has teamed up with DownerMouchel. I am a tunnel supervisor in the Hindhead Tunnel in the UK and I have trained in everything for the running operation of a Road Tunnel. We also know more about the system that run the tunnel that most of the managers. I have sent my CV off (3 updated version) still no luck. All of the management in the UK are going over to live and work on this project, who no nothing about Tunnels, but the poor old workers, who know more about Tunnels then they will ever know get told they will have to see if we can match your skill set with anything:confused2:.... Well I have got no where in 2 years. I have over 8 years experience in the Highways and now I have Road Tunnel experience. I nearly have my Diploma level 2 in Health & Safety and have sat course for management development.......Think I will give up. :mad:
 

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You shouldn't give up trying if its something you want to do. Where there's a will there's a way as they say!
Australia is a big big place that consists of more than just Perth and with the experience you mention you would prob be appreciated by other companies. Have you thought about mining for example?
Do some serious research about where else your skills nay be useful. Don't just 'give up'
 

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Good morning or Afternoon.

Well, it has been around 2 years since having an interview for a possible move to Perth for a career. Still not to sure what is going on. I now know that the company or a part of the company I work for has the Metro contract in Perth and they have got the maintenance contract for the Metro Tunnel in Perth. Here in the UK, I work for EnterpriseMouchel and the Mouchel side has teamed up with DownerMouchel. I am a tunnel supervisor in the Hindhead Tunnel in the UK and I have trained in everything for the running operation of a Road Tunnel. We also know more about the system that run the tunnel that most of the managers. I have sent my CV off (3 updated version) still no luck. All of the management in the UK are going over to live and work on this project, who no nothing about Tunnels, but the poor old workers, who know more about Tunnels then they will ever know get told they will have to see if we can match your skill set with anything:confused2:.... Well I have got no where in 2 years. I have over 8 years experience in the Highways and now I have Road Tunnel experience. I nearly have my Diploma level 2 in Health & Safety and have sat course for management development.......Think I will give up. :mad:

Are you capable of making Tunnels in mines ? IF yes you may have a chance in the massive mining industry all over australia . Try approaching them on the internet, or fly to australia on visit visa and apply directly to agents and mining companies. I'm sure there is hope.

Also are u qualifed for 175 or 176 visa did u check your eligibility for PR ?

Btw i know what u mean when the little guy knows so much more and has more experienced than the big snobs , this is v typical in large corporates , reason for this is that the top guys make their way up by snaking, licking, cheating and stepping on the hardworking guy. And unfortunately in those environments usually the jerks with no experience only quick tongues get the promotions.
 

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The thing that makes me mad....The person who has got the job at the metro project has been to the Hindhead Tunnel 3 times. He is our network delivery manager and the only input he had was to turn down our pay-rise:( But because he is the network delivery manager it probably looks like he has been involved with this project, when he has not.

My be a change in career will be good for me. Just feel like I hit a brick wall over their and over here........

Thank you for your replies. :)
 

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The thing that makes me mad....The person who has got the job at the metro project has been to the Hindhead Tunnel 3 times. He is our network delivery manager and the only input he had was to turn down our pay-rise:( But because he is the network delivery manager it probably looks like he has been involved with this project, when he has not.

My be a change in career will be good for me. Just feel like I hit a brick wall over their and over here........

Thank you for your replies. :)
But why a career change, when your experience is so valuable over there. I would continue to search for work - send out as many CV's as you can!
 

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Hi Darren EM,

Sorry to hear that is hasn't worked out for you. Based on what you described about the possible job opportunity you may have had with a company that is somehow tied with the company you are working for, don't assume that this will help you out.

My own experience with a regional office of my company located in Australia which I applied internally. I already have a PR visa so the issue with sponsoring was no problem. I applied for the same exact position that I currently have here in the US. However, I was shocked that I didn't even get an interview. I'm thinking they just didn't want to spend any extra money to have to pay for additional expense in bringing me over? Or they just normally don't want to recruit outside of Australia? They prefer that the candidate already be in the country to interview in person? Although with skype and teleconferencing, this should no longer be an issue. I actually wouldn't have had a problem with paying for the relocation myself. The job would be the important part.

If you have the skills in demand in Australia, don't focus in one city or location of Australia if you don't particularly have a city in mind. Find out which city/state has a high demand for your profession and start applying online for job postings that you are qualified for. If you need to be sponsored, then you would need to state that on your resume. You will get sponsored if there really is a shortage in your field and you have that specific skill and work experience that they are looking for.

I would agree that doing a career change in you wanting to move to Australia might not be a good idea. Just because you will likely have no work experience in the area that you will be applying for. Companies usually would only sponsor people that has work experience in the specific job. Once you have already moved to Australia and started work and decide you really need to do a career change, it will likely be easier. Just because you will be able to do person to person interviews that these Australian companies seem to be prefer.
 

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I would certainly concur with the advice above - spread your wings and consider other cities and other employers. Sometimes, we tend to think that it is better to just stick to the same company but if it's not working out and opportunities are not coming your way, then it's time to consider jumping ship.

Try some of their competitors and clients, particularly companies that you have previously dealt with in a professional capacity - they would already know your capabilities and whilst the people you deal with every day won't be the ones interviewing you, a good word from them will go a long way in convincing their colleagues that you are worth employing.

Good luck
 

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If you can build the tunnels at Hindhead then I think you would be more than capable in mine tunnels. I live not too far from those tunnels and know how large scale a project that was. Regardless of the tunnels in the mines, there must be so must large scale construction in Oz that can use your skillset.

If you are going to give up on anything then give up on your current company, but don't give up on your dreams!

Good luck and I hope you find a way.
 
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